Joe Wilkinson is an award-winning comedian and star of 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Cats does Countdown (Channel 4) and BBC Three’s hit sitcom Him and Her, in which he stars as Dan. Joe can also be seen in the two most recent series of Live at the Electric on BBC Three. He has also written and starred in two series of his own show Two Episodes of Mash on BBC Radio 2 (series 1) and BBC Radio 4 (series 2). His own series, Rovers, which he co-wrote with David Earl, was filmed for Sky 1 and began airing in June 2016.
Joe appears regularly as a panellist on 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), including their Deal or No Deal and Countdown specials. The fourth and final series of Him & Her aired on BBC Three in 2013. Joe is also developing a pilot for Channel 4.
Joe was a part of the Christmas 2014 specials for both Miranda (BBC1) and Derek (Channel 4), reprising his roles from earlier episodes of both shows.
Since embarking on his stand-up career in 2004, Joe has performed in comedy clubs up and down the country and has earned critical acclaim. He has also appeared on a variety of popular shows including Have I Got News For You (BBC One), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two), 8 out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two).
In 2008, 2009 and 2010 Joe took his own sketch show up to the Festival Two Episodes of Mash with Diane Morgan. The pair received great reviews and praise for the shows.
In 2011, Joe took his first solo stand up show, My Mum is Called Stella and My Dad is Called Brian, to the Edinburgh festival and then later on a national tour ending in December 2011. He had two more successful years at the Edinburgh festival, and appeared on Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live in 2013.
“An absolute natural, marrying Stewart Lee-style joke deconstruction to scathing one-liners worthy of Jack Dee… undoubtedly destined for greatness”
“A natural gagsmith who looks so comfortable behind a mic stand you’d be forgiven for thinking he’d been doing stand up for a decades”